Come and assist in regular Working Bees and to explore the reserves, learn about their history and occasionally explore them by the light of the full moon.

Come in and discover the treasures of wilderness habitat in an indigenous, urban environment through the sights and sounds of the wildlife reserves and expert guides.

Sunset tours and spotlighting in reserves, walk, talk and gawks, re-vegetating, lobbying, bird watching, frog spotting, fun.

Everyday Activities

Some of the useful learning activities friends get involved in and have fun doing are :-

Sundays - planting, weeding, mulching, exploring and meeting similarly inclined people.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays   - indigenous plant nursery work which includes seed sorting and planting, pricking out.          - in the reserves, planting, mulching, weeding, fencing and track clearing.

Events for 2018

Put aside the third or fourth Sunday morning of each month for Friends Activities.


WORKING BEE GRESSWELL HILL Sunday 23 September 2018. We will be walking the Hill looking for wildflowers (hopefully some orchids), weeding and collecting rubbish as we go. Morning Tea supplied. Park in Gresswell Road near Coolidge Wynd (Melways 19, K5) and walk up between the houses to the gate. Starting at 10.00am.


Sunday 28 October 2018: Working Bee Gresswell Forest - In the Wildflower Patch.
Tuesday 6 November 2018: Cup Day Lunch in the Sanctuary Classroom.

General Meetings 2018

Next Meeting: NOTE WELL. NO GENERAL MEETING IN SEPTEMBER. Next Meeting Monday 12 November 2018. We will be meeting in the classroom. Park in the Car Park off La Trobe Avenue outside the Nursery.

Held at the Latrobe University Wildlife Reserve Education Centre. We will be meeting in the new classroom. Park in the Car Park off La Trobe Avenue outside the Nursery.(Melways 19, G5)

You do not have to be a member of the Friends Group to volunteer, come along and join us - for details contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.




Planting grasses

 At Work Potting shed

Cassinia - flowering January

Seed Sorters

Kangaroo Grass

Lightwood Acacia


            March 3rd "Clean Up Australia Day" Friends & volunteers in the Habitat Link.  Wow, what a great turn out